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  • Fall 09/09-12/19
  • Spring 01/26-05/13

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

URI is located in the town of Kingston in the southern part of RI. It is located just a few minutes from beautiful beaches and the cities of Newport and Providence. It is easily accessible to travel to Boston (80 miles to the north) or New York City (160 miles to the south) by car, bus or train. The local area is rich in colonial history and monuments. The campus includes a quadrangle of old granite buildings surrounded by newer academic buildings, residence halls, and Greek-life houses.

Chartered in 1888, URI began as the state agricultural school, but today it has expanded to a major research organization. Divided into eight colleges offering over 80 undergraduate majors, students may take courses in arts and sciences, business administration, engineering, environment and life sciences, human science and services, nursing, pharmacy and resource development. Fields of particular interest and strength at URI include marine affairs, business and engineering.

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Closed Programs
Nursing, Pharmacy.

Engineering, clinical and practical lab courses, such as nursing, pharmacy and education are limited to URI students only.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Textile Design
  • Marine Sciences
  • Oceanography

Unique Academic Programs

  • Peace Studies
  • Leadership Studies

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Resource Sciences, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Art Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Fine Art, Interior Design, Painting, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Entomology, Fish Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Business Administration, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Industrial Business, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Relations, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology, Geosciences, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, Environmental Economics

Education: Child Care, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Communications, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Technology, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, German, Italian, Language and Culture, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Studies, Oceanography

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Acting, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Child Psychology, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Human Services, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/19/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $6,431.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 19 ($469 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 19 ($469 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/19/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance: $1,992 Year Plan A & B Optional
Technology Fee: $128 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $250 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Transcript Fee: $45 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Communication Fee: $185 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: All students are charged the Health Insurance fee. If a student has comparable insurance, there is the opportunity to waive this fee.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1992 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003414

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 8/19/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $5,978 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: varies
Notes About Housing
Housing is guaranteed for all exchange students, however, students do not get to choose the residence hall where they will be residing. Most students will be assigned to a triple-room occupancy residence hall. Details on assigned housing will not be confirmed until one month prior to the start of the semester.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
There are three different meal plan options for students living on-campus. The room/meals amount listed is the average room/meals at URI.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.